Car Accident Causes Power Outage

CLAYTON – About 2,500 Clayton Public Power customers were out for more than 6 hours last night after a car accident took out a power pole on Glen Laurel Road. One person was sent to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Two others in the car were checked out at the scene but not transported.

It happened just before 9 p.m. near the intersection of Glen Laurel and Oak Alley Trail, the entrance to the Summerlyn neighborhood, just down from the Town of Clayton Dog Park.

A woman and two men were in the car that flipped onto its side along the roadway.

The power pole was split in 3 pieces and it was raining, making the repair complicated and lengthy. Clayton Public Power crews had to turn off power to four neighborhoods to safely take the lines down and install a new pole. Summerlyn, Glen Laurel, Chandlers Ridge and Forest Glen on the Neuse lost power from about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday night to 4:45 a.m. Wednesday morning.

The accident may have stemmed from an incident in Johnston County that carried over into Clayton. Clayton Police and the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office are investigating.

Photos courtesy Town of Clayton